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YOUR WEEKLY DOSE OF INSPIRATION, POSITIVITY AND TIPS FOR LEADING A MORE FULFILLING LIFE. IF YOU ARE JUST JOINING US ……..THEN WELCOME .

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HAPPY NEW YOU !

MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL…………. I am going to ease you gently into 2021 as after all it has been a tough year and an even tougher Christmas period.

So as it is the time of Year for renewals and clear outs , all I want you to do is take a good long look at yourself in the mirror. Really look at that person and acknowledge all your hopes and fears, the challenges you faced in 2020 and maybe continue to face.

Now think about the improvements you want to make this year FOR YOU! Not for everyone else , not for the world. not because society dictates who you should be.

How can I be happier ?

How can I feel happier ?

How can I look better ?

How can I improve my life to bring about positivity ?

What steps do I need to get me there?

Write all the thoughts that come to you , however random and jot them into your Midweek mantra Journal. From this period of self reflection some goals will be organically defined and not forced. Do it today !

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU ! WE CAN GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: THIS MAY SEEM A LITTLE SELFISH TO CONCENTRATE ON YOURSELF. BUT REMEMBER A HAPPY YOU IS A HAPPY FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

MWAH MWAH

JOJO XXXXXXX

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A LITTLE MID WEEK PICK YOU UP TO RESTORE STABILITY AND BALANCE IN YOUR VERY HECTIC SCHEDULE PARTICULARLY AT THIS TIME OF YEAR X

DISCOVERING SILENCE

NOW THIS SEEMS A PECULIAR HEADING BUT MANY PEOPLE HAVE NO MINDFUL SILENCE IN THEIR LIVES WHATSOEVER. DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON IT BECOMES EVEN MORE NECESSARY TO FIND TIME TO YOURSELF TO FOCUS ON YOU. THE CHAOS, THE CROWDS THE TO DO LISTS IN THE RUN UP TO CHRISTMAS. ON THE ACTUAL DAY THE DEMANDS CAN BE ENORMOUS BOTH PHYSICAL AND MENTAL. IT HAS BEEN A STRESSFUL YEAR AND ARRANGING A GREAT CHRISTMAS FOR EVERYONE CAN BE EVEN MORE DEMANDING. EVEN IF YOU ARE ENTERTAINING DURING THIS PERIOD IT IS IMPERATIVE TO TAKE EVEN 20 MINUTES ALONE TIME. YOU WILL RETURN TO THE FOLD REFRESHED AND APPRECIATIVE READY TO SAVIOUR THE PLEASURES OF CHRISTMAS.

NOW BY THIS TIME YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE MEDITATION. THE BENEFITS ARE ENORMOUS FROM 5 MINUTES TO A WHOLE HOUR ON A DAILY BASIS. BUT THERE ARE STILL BENEFITS TO JUST ENJOYING ALONE PEACEFUL TIME IF YOU DONT FEEL LIKE MEDITATING. THIS IS CRUCIAL. YOU ARE IMPORTANT.

HOW TO DATE YOURSELF

  • MAKE A DATE WITH YOURSELF IN THE DIARY EVEN IF ITS ONLY 30 MINUTES DAILY. DO IT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK AND FIT YOUR SCHEDULE AROUND THIS
  • JUST ENJOY SILENCE. LIE IN A COMFORTABLE POSITION WITH NOTHING ON…..I MEAN NOISE. BUT THAT WORKS TOO !!
  • GO FOR A WALK….ALONE
  • A LONG LUXURIOUS BUBBLE BATH WITH CANDLES
  • A 30 MINUTE FACE MASK WITH LEGS PROPPED HIGH ON CUSHIONS.
  • A MEDITATION EVEN USE THE 5 MINUTE MEDITATION ON THIS BLOG THAT I CATALOGUED. OR A GUIDED MEDITATION ON LINE.
  • STARE OUT OF THE WINDOW LOOKING AT CLOUDS MOVING AND THE WONDROUS SHAPES. THE WILDLIFE BIRDS AND SQUIRRELS GOING ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS. THE COLOURS OF THE LANDSCAPE. THE WEATHER, MARVEL AT THE RAINDROPS, THE SHAPE OF SNOWFLAKES, THE WARMTH OF THE SUN.

THESE ARE JUST A FEW IDEAS, I AM SURE YOU HAVE MANY OF YOUR OWN. THE IMPORTANT THING HERE IS TO HAVE COMPLETE SILENCE AND LET YOUR MIND GO INTO FREE FALL.

MERRY CHRISTMAS BUT DONT FORGET TO FIND TIME FOR YOURSELF DURING THE BUSY PERIOD IT WILL MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE TO YOUR MENTAL STABILITY AND ENJOYMENT OF THIS MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: MAKE THIS A ROUTINE NOT A ONE TIME TREAT IT WILL MAKE YOU A CALMER, HAPPIER , NICER PERSON TO BE AROUND THE MORE YOU PRACTISE IT.

MWAH MWAH JOJO XXXXXXX

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YOUR WEEKLY DOSE OF INSPIRATION, TASKS AND THOUGHTS TO EXCITE AND INSPIRE YOU AND FILL UP YOUR POSITIVITY BUBBLE WITH LOVE AND SUPPORT. COME AND JOIN IN WITH OUR CLUB. NO MEMBERSHIP NECESSARY JUST SIGN UP TO OUR E MAIL LIST AND HAVE IT DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX EVERY WEDNESDAY.

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” IF YOU CAN DREAM IT YOU CAN DO IT “

– WALT DISNEY

THERE HAVE BEEN MANY QUOTES SIMILAR TO THESE OVER THE YEARS. IF YOU CAN IMAGINE IT YOU CAN CREATE IT. WHATEVER THE MIND CAN CONCEIVE YOU CAN ACHIEVE. AND SO ON.

WHAT THEY ALL HAVE IN COMMON IS THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING COMBINED WITH KNOWING YOUR DREAMS AND GOALS. SO TODAY TAKE SOME TIME OUT TO THINK ABOUT YOUR DREAMS, WHAT DO YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE OR IT COULD BE JUST PLACES YOU WANT TO VISIT OR A NEW SKILL YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN. BUY YOURSELF A BEAUTIFUL NOTEBOOK AND A BRIGHTLY COLOURED FELT TIP PEN AND NOTE DOWN THREE THINGS YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO, BE OR ACHIEVE AND BY WHEN.

YOU CAN DO THIS.

ONE OF MY OWN PERSONAL GOALS DURING LOCKDOWN WAS TO BECOME AN ACCOMPLISHED PIANO PLAYER FROM A FAIRLY BASIC START. I CONSTANTLY SET MYSELF NEW GOALS WITH MORE COMPLICATED PIECES OF MUSIC TO LEARN AND PRACTICE THEM UNTIL I CAN PLAY THE PIECES COMPETENTLY. I USE THE SIMPLY PIANO APP TO MEASURE MY ABILITY. KEEPS MY MIND ACTIVE , ALERT AND POSITIVE.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF YOUR MIND. IF YOU ARE FOLLOWING THESE WEEKLY MANTRAS I AM PRETTY SURE YOU ARE SOME WAY TOWARDS HAVING A POSITIVE OUTLOOK ON LIFE. POSITIVITY PRODUCES PRODUCTIVITY AND NEGATIVITY CAN HAVE THE OPPOSITE EFFECT.

MWAH MWAH

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YOUR WEEKLY DOSE OF INSPIRATION, QUOTES AND TASKS TO LIGHT UP YOUR WEEK WITH POSITIVITY AND HAPPINESS.

LISTEN

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“WE HAVE TWO EARS AND ONE MOUTH SO THAT WE CAN LISTEN TWICE AS MUCH AS WE SPEAK “

– EPICTETUS

THIS WEEK NOTE HOW MUCH OF THE TALKING YOU ARE DOING IN CONVERSATION WITH FRIENDS. HOW MUCH ARE YOU REALLY LISTENING TO WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ? TRY HAVING A CONVERSATION WHEN YOU ARE ONLY SPEAKING 25 % OF THE TIME, AND THAT TIME IS SPENT ASKING THEM OPEN QUESTIONS. THIS NOT ONLY SHOWS INTEREST BUT ALSO GETS THEM TO OPEN UP MORE ABOUT THE SUBJECT.

IT IS EXTREMELY FLATTERING TO HAVE PEOPLE ACTUALLY SHOW AN INTEREST IN WHAT YOU ARE SAYING AND MORE IMPORTANTLY IF THEY HAVE SOME SADNESS OR STRESS THEY JUST NEED SOMEONE TO ACTUALLY JUST LISTEN.

LISTENING TO SOMEONE IS FAR MORE DIFFICULT THAN TALKING SO GENUINELY CONCENTRATE WITH EYE CONTACT AND NODDING THEN REPEAT BACK WHAT THEY HAVE SAID OR ASK EMPATHETIC QUESTIONS SO THAT YOU HAVE A GOOD UNDERSTANDING/ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF WHAT THEY ARE SHARING WITH YOU.

JOJO STYLELIST TIP: LISTENING IS AN ART FORM REQUIRING SKILL ON YOUR PART SO GET PRACTISING !!

MWAH MWAH

JOJO XXXXXXXXX

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YOUR WEEKLY DOSE OF INSPIRATION, TASKS AND POSITIVITY TO UPLIFT YOU AND SHINE LIGHT ON DARK PLACES.

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ANXIETY

FORGET CORONAVIRUS , ANXIETY IS THE NEW PANDEMIC SWEEPING THE WORLD. I RARELY MEET ANYONE THESE DAYS THAT DOES NOT TELL ME THEY ARE SUFFERING FROM ANXIETY. CELEBRITIES ARE ON THE MEDIA DAILY TELLING US HOW ANXIOUS THEY ARE FEELING. ANXIETY HAS BECOME A TREND , IT IS BETTER TO BE A VICTIM THAN TO BE POWERFUL. THIS NEW VICTIM CULTURE MEANS GENUINE ANXIETY IS BECOMING OVERLOOKED. THE CELEBRITIES DO NOT OFFER ADVICE HOW TO BEAT ANXIETY ONLY THAT IT IS COOL TO REMAIN IN IT.

GENUINE ANXIETY IS A PRESSURE THAT WE HAVE FAILED TO RESPOND TO OR ACKNOWLEDGE. THE PROBLEMS ARISE WHEN WE TRY TO SHUT IT DOWN AND IGNORE IT LEADING TO A DEPRESSION AND A FEELING OF DROWNING.

TODAY THINK DEEP ABOUT YOUR ANXIETIES FACE THEM HEAD ON. WRITE DOWN YOUR FEARS AND DEAL WITH THEM ONE BY ONE. REGAIN YOUR POWER. CONFRONT THOSE FEARS. SEE THE PRESSURES AS A GIFT HUGE WAVES FOR YOU TO GET ON AND RIDE LIKE A SURFER. THOSE WAVES WILL TAKE YOU WHERE YOU WANT TO BE. SOME ANXIETY IS NORMAL IF YOU HAVE NO ANXIETY THEN IT MEANS YOU ARE NOT LIVING YOUR LIFE . GENUINE ANXIETY IS THAT WHICH IS DEBILITATING YOU AND AFFECTING YOUR LIFE SOME OF THAT CAN BE REMOVED BY FACING IT.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: REMEMBER IT WOULD BE ABNORMAL NOT TO FEEL ANXIOUS BUT IF YOU FEEL IT HAS BECOME UNMANAGEABLE OR AFFECTING YOU ON A DAILY BASIS THEN TALK TO SOMEONE SOMETIMES TO GET IT OUT OF YOUR HEAD CAN HELP ENORMOUSLY WITH MENTAL HEALTH

MWAH MWAH XXXXX

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YOUR WEEKLY DOSE OF INSPIRATION WITH MANTRAS, TASKS AND GENERAL POSITIVITY TO BRIGHTEN YOUR WEEK. SO SUBSCRIBE BELOW SO YOU NEVER MISS A CHANCE TO BE UPLIFTED EVERY WEDNESDAY. WAKE UP TO SOME SUNSHINE IN YOUR INBOX FOR A CHANGE !!!!

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Epictetus was an ancient Greek Philosopher whose teachings are still relevant today. Arguably even MORE relevant in these difficult times we have found ourselves in. To let go of things that are beyond our control and focus what we do have in our control. This especially applies to the mind, one thing we ALWAYS have is our own mind this alone is in our own power.

Conduct ourselves through life fulfilling our duties to our children, parents and fellow citizens and everything else will come do not try to control external influences as they will come.

So your MANTRA today :

“HE IS A WISE MAN WHO DOES NOT GRIEVE FOR THE THINGS WHICH HE HAS NOT, BUT REJOICES FOR THOSE WHICH HE HAS ” – Epictetus

In these PC times and so as not to offend anyone please substitute ‘Man’ with ‘Person’ as this applies to us all. Remember this WAS ancient Greece !!

JOJO STYLELIST TIP: WHILE YOU ARE BUSY PLANNING YOUR FUTURE DO NOT LET YOUR PRESENT PASS YOU BY. APPRECIATE THE HERE AND NOW

MWAH MWAH

JOJO XXXXXX

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A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION, TASKS AND MANTRAS TO LIFT YOUR SPIRITS, BOOST YOUR POSITIVITY AND HELP YOU GET THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK.

ONE OF MY FAVOURITE BOOKS IS TAO TE CHUNG BY LAO TZU. A BOOK OF TRADITIONAL WISDOM THAT IS PERMANENTLY ON THE NIGHTSTAND. IT IS A GREAT BOOK TO READ IN ANXIOUS TIMES. EVEN TO JUST READ A SMALL PASSAGE IS SOMETIMES ALL THAT IS NEEDED. SO TODAY I WANT TO SHARE A QUOTE FROM LAO TZU.

” THE JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH ONE STEP”

SO TODAY REASSESS YOUR GOALS AND AIMS OR SELF IMPROVEMENT OR TRAVEL AND TAKE THAT FIRST STEP.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: TODAY IS THE BEGINNING OF YOUR NEW ADVENTURE TIME TO GET OUT OF OUR COVID COMFORT ZONES.

MWAH MWAH

JOJO XXXXXXXX

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YOUR WEEKLY DOSE OF INSPIRATION, TIPS AND TASKS TO FILL THE HOLE IN YOUR SOUL AND BRING BACK SOME POSITIVITY INTO YOUR WORLD AND FILL THE REST OF YOUR WEEK WITH SUNSHINE.

SO TODAY MY STYLISTAS I WANT YOU TO BE SUPER STYLISH AND PRACTISE THE FOLLOWING MANTRA.

KINDNESS IS FREE. SPRINKLE THAT STUFF EVERYWHERE………..

IN A PARTICULARLY CRUEL WORLD AT THE MOMENT IT COSTS NOTHING TO BE KIND TO THOSE WE KNOW AND MORE SO TO PEOPLE WE DON,T KNOW. UNEXPECTED KINDNESS CAN BE MORE POWERFUL.

THIS WEEK SPRINKLE YOUR KINDNESS EVERYWHERE TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS BUT ALSO TO STRANGERS YOU ENCOUNTER ALONG THE WAY . THIS WILL LIGHT UP YOUR SOUL AND BRING YOU JOY AND HAPPINESS NOT TO MENTION LIGHTING THE FLAMES IN OTHER PEOPLE SOUL.

SO GO SET THE WORLD ON FIRE IT IS YOUR POWER TO DO THIS.

#BEKIND

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: KINDNESS COSTS NOTHING, IT MAKES YOU HAPPY , MAKE OTHERS HAPPY SO WHY DO WE CHOOSE SO OFTEN NOT TO DO IT ?

MWAH MWAH

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QUOTES, TASKS AND IDEAS TO INSPIRE YOU AND STRENGTHEN YOUR POSITIVITY TO GET YOU THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK ON A FLUFFY WHITE CLOUD.

TODAY I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU AN ANCIENT BUDDHIST BELIEF THAT MAKES PERFECT SENSE TO RENEW YOUR MENTAL ENERGY. MAKE THIS YOUR MANTRA TODAY………AND EVERY DAY.

EACH MORNING WE ARE BORN AGAIN. WHAT WE DO TODAY IS WHAT MATTERS MOST

-BUDDHA

IF YOU HAD A BAD DAY YESTERDAY START AGAIN TODAY. EVERY DAY IS A FRESH PAGE FOR YOU TO WRITE UPON. DO NOT LIVE IN THE PAST YOUR FUTURE IS A CHOICE. CHOOSE THE PATH WISELY.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE PAST ARE DEPRESSED, THOSE WHO LIVE IN THE FUTURE ARE ANXIOUS THOSE WHO LIVE IN THE PRESENT ARE CONTENT.

ENJOY YOUR DAY……….

MWAH MWAH

JOJO XXXXX

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“INSPIRATION , THOUGHTS AND TASKS TO ELEVATE YOUR MOOD AND RESTORE MENTAL CLARITY AND GET YOU THROUGH THE WEEK.

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TODAY I JUST WANT TO PROVIDE YOU WITH A SINGLE INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT TO FOCUS ON. IT CONTINUES TO BE A DIFFICULT TIME FOR MANY OF US AS WE START TO RE ESTABLISH AND RE BUILD OUR LIVES AS THEY RETURN TO NORMAL. SOME OF US WILL HAVE A NEW NORMAL THAT WE WILL HAVE TO ADJUST TO YET SOME MAYBE EMBRACING THEIR NEW NORMAL.

I SINCERELY HOPE THAT MANY OF MY FOLLOWERS USED THE LOCKDOWN TIME WISELY WITH A PERIOD OF SELF REFLECTION AND MANAGED TO PAUSE AND PRESS A RESET BUTTON TO IMPROVE THEIR LIVES AND RE ESTABLISH PRIORITIES. AS THE VALUABLE TIME WE HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH WHEN THE WORLD STOOD STILL MAY NEVER COME AGAIN.

OF COURSE SOME OF YOU HAVE LOST LOVED ONES DURING THIS TIME AND I HOPE WE CAN CONTINUE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH A SOURCE OF STRENGTH AND SUPPORT AS WE MOVE FORWARD ON OUR JOURNEY TOGETHER ………………….”

SO HERE IS YOUR MANTRA TO FOCUS ON EVERY MORNING FOR THE NEXT WEEK , OR WHENEVER YOU FEEL YOU NEED TO.

DIFFICULT ROADS LEAD TO BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS………

JOJOSTYLELIST TIP: THE ROAD CONTINUES TO LOOK BRIGHTER AS WE CONTINUE TO TRAVEL DOWN IT (EXCEPT IF YOU ARE ON THE M4 !!)

MWAH MWAH

JOJO XXXXXXXX